October 10 already!

Goodness the past couple weeks have flown by. Not that I’m doing anything terribly exciting – going to the office a couple days a week, working at home a couple days aweek and staying home all the rest of the time since Wisconsin’s covid numbers horrible.

I’m so grateful for the great friend who drives me to and from work on the days I work at the office — getting on a bus right now is not something I would like to do. So we mask up for the drive, everyone in the office is masked up all day and only about a third of the employees are in on any given day (hence the alternating work days each week. ) I do miss our weekend breakfasts out but it will be a long time before we venture into a restaurant again.

I’m on vacation all this next week – not that I’ll be going anywhere – but hope to get some projects done around the apartment and it sounds like the weather will be very nice – a bit of a warm up from our cooler fall temps of last week so that will be nice.

On the knitting front – the pink sweater I showed in the last block post — it just wasn’t looking the correct size compared to my prior sweaters I had knit and I realized I had picked up the wrong needle – not the one I had swatched with – to start knitting the sweater. So that has been ripped back to restart but I may decided on a different sweater design for that yarn – maybe a pullover – since I remembered I have a pink cardi already in the works that I need to finish. On the greenish sweater I had pulled out of hibernation and also showed last time – the front is now finished and I’m working on the sleeves.

In the meantime I started on some boot/hiking socks as a gift – they are made from worsted weight yarn so knit up really quickly and will be squishy and warm and I know the recipient will like them. First pair started and finished in less than a week – actually about 5 days. Wish I would make all my socks for me in worsted weight but I wouldn’t be able to get my shoes on!

They are in Lorna’s Laces worsted; and the second pair was started late Thursday night (so not much knitting time that night). But I’ve turned the heel on the first sock of that pair and am on the foot straight-away section after the gusset.

Since today is the weekend and the start of my vacation, I didn’t set the alarm and was up late knitting last night so slept in a bit today. Time to get busy on a few things. And it’s that time of year to pull out my favorite large Fall wall hanging for the living room!

4 comments on “October 10 already!

  1. Our Covid numbers are horrible too. Our county has a population of just under 20,000. Three weeks ago we had 22 active cases. Today we are at 202. We self quarantined for 2 weeks after my husband met with a client who got sick 2 days later. Enjoy your vacation week.

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